DICE has rolled out a server-side update to Battlefield 2042’s Battlefield Portal mode, and it’s to increase the player count! DICE and Ripple Effect Studios have announced that the BF Portal Conquest player count has been increased to 128 players temporarily on next-gen platforms (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC),
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Here’s the announcement in full, alongside the explanation to the change:
This week for Flashback Conquest we are increasing the Player Count to 128 Players on Current Gen platforms (Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC
This change will take place from Monday, May 16th to Thursday, May 19th at which point a new Battlefield Portal Featured Experience rotation will take place.
We believe Battlefield Portal is all about experimentation and continuously working on Experiences alongside the Community. With that in mind, we are testing out an increased player count for Flashback Conquest, and we’d like to hear from you if you feel this increase of players within Flashback Conquest is a step in the right direction for Flashback Conquest or not.
Hopefully we’ll see more tangible changes made for the core experience soon. Are you OK with the player count change or should DICE stick to lower players for a less chaotic feel?
Source: EA Answers forums